Forensic / Expert Witness

Determine acceptability of plumbing and mechanical noise in condominium unit.

Defect

Highly Objectionable Plumbing and Mechanical Noise

Matter involving excessive interior noise from exterior sources due to defective windows.

Defect

Excessive Street Noise Inside Condominium Due to Defective Windows

Analysis to determine audibility of construction equipment back-up alarm in matter involving the death of pedestrian in urban construction site.

Accident

Pedestrian Killed by Construction Equipment

Noise measurements in noisy work environment to determine propensity for hearing loss by workers. Deposition and trial testimony.

Hearing Loss

Industrial Worker Claim

Matter involving noise transmission from upper unit to lower unit through defective floor/ceiling assembly.

Defect

Excessive Impact Noise Transmission Due to Defective Floor/Ceiling

Audibility study to determine when driver of vehicle should have heard train horn at blind intersection. Matter settled.

Accident

Train Struck Car at Grade Crossing When Driver Failed to Hear Train Horn

Case involving noise transmission into penthouse unit after modification by owner. Deposition and trial testimony.

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

Penthouse Under Rooftop Mechanical Room

Audibility study to determine when driver of vehicle should have heard Code 3 siren at blind intersection. Deposition and trial testimony.

Accident

Code 3 Ambulance Collision at Blind Intersection

Condo owner sued upstairs neighbor to compel re-installation of carpet over hardwood flooring installed in violation of CC&Rs. Trial testimony.

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) Violation

Condo Owner Replaced Carpet with Wood

Buyer sued developer/seller for noise issues at condominium advertised as “soundproof”. Deposition and trial testimony.

Sale Rescission

Condominium Advertised as “Soundproof”

Tenant made claim against landlord for failing to control noise by another tenant. Deposition and trial testimony

Tenant Issues

Landlord Failed to Provide Quiet Enjoyment

Claim regarding basketball court built in violation of CC&Rs. Deposition and trial testimony.

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

Basketball Court Violation